Policymaking ‘under the radar’: a case study of pesticide regulation to prevent intentional poisoning in Sri Lanka

Pearson, Melissa, Anthony B. Zwi, Nicholas A. Buckley, Gamini Manuweera, Ravindra Fernando, Andrew H. Dawson, and Duncan McDuie-Ra. “Policymaking ‘under the radar’: a case study of pesticide regulation to prevent intentional poisoning in Sri Lanka.” Health policy and planning (2013): czt096. abstract: Background: Suicide in Sri Lanka is a major public health problem and in … Continue Reading »

Social Dynamics in Rural Sri Lankan Hospitals: Revelations From Self-Poisoning Cases

Senarathna, Lalith, Cynthia Hunter, Andrew H. Dawson, and Michael J. Dibley. “Social Dynamics in Rural Sri Lankan Hospitals Revelations From Self-Poisoning Cases.” Qualitative health research 23, no. 11 (2013): 1481-1494. abstract: Different hospitals produce different cultures—products of relationships between people of different staff categories and people from external community groups. These relationships demonstrate unique social … Continue Reading »

Reactivation of Plasma Butyrylcholinesterase by Pralidoxime Chloride in Patients Poisoned by WHO Class II Toxicity Organophosphorus Insecticides

Konickx, Lisa A., Franz Worek, Shaluka Jayamanne, Horst Thiermann, Nicholas A. Buckley, and Michael Eddleston. “Reactivation of plasma butyrylcholinesterase by pralidoxime chloride in patients poisoned by WHO Class II toxicity organophosphorus insecticides.” toxicological sciences 136, no. 2 (2013): 274-283. abstract: Some clinicians assess the efficacy of pralidoxime in organophosphorus (OP) poisoned patients by measuring reactivation … Continue Reading »

Effect of a Brief Outreach Educational Intervention on the Translation of Acute Poisoning Treatment Guidelines to Practice in Rural Sri Lankan Hospitals: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.

Senarathna, Lalith, Nick A. Buckley, Michael J. Dibley, Patrick J. Kelly, Shaluka F. Jayamanna, Indika B. Gawarammana, and Andrew H. Dawson. “Effect of a brief outreach educational intervention on the translation of acute poisoning treatment guidelines to practice in rural Sri Lankan hospitals: a cluster randomized controlled trial.” PloS one 8, no. 8 (2013): e71787. … Continue Reading »

Renal biomarkers predict nephrotoxicity after paraquat.

Wunnapuk, K., Liu, X., Peake, P., Gobe, G., Endre, Z., Grice, J.E., Roberts, M.S. and Buckley, N.A., 2013. Renal biomarkers predict nephrotoxicity after paraquat. Toxicology letters,222(3), pp.280-288. Abstract Paraquat is a widely used herbicide which has been involved in many accidental and intentional deaths. Nephrotoxicity is common in severe acute paraquat poisoning. We examined seven … Continue Reading »

Antivenom for snakebite envenoming in Sri Lanka: the need for geographically specific antivenom and improved efficacy.

Keyler, D. E., I. Gawarammana, J. M. Gutiérrez, K. H. Sellahewa, K. McWhorter, and R. Malleappah. “Antivenom for snakebite envenoming in Sri Lanka: the need for geographically specific antivenom and improved efficacy.”Toxicon 69 (2013): 90-97. abstract: Sri Lanka is a tropical developing island nation that endures significant economic and medical burden as a result of … Continue Reading »

Protein tyrosine adduct in humans self-poisoned by chlorpyrifos

Li, Bin, Peter Eyer, Michael Eddleston, Wei Jiang, Lawrence M. Schopfer, and Oksana Lockridge. “Protein tyrosine adduct in humans self-poisoned by chlorpyrifos.” Toxicology and applied pharmacology 269, no. 3 (2013): 215-225. abstract: Studies of human cases of self-inflicted poisoning suggest that chlorpyrifos oxon reacts not only with acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase but also with other blood … Continue Reading »

The role of private pesticide vendors in preventing access to pesticides for self-poisoning in rural Sri Lanka

Weerasinghe, Manjula, Melissa Pearson, Ravi Peiris, Andrew H. Dawson, Michael Eddleston, Shaluka Jayamanne, Suneth Agampodi, and Flemming Konradsen. “The role of private pesticide vendors in preventing access to pesticides for self-poisoning in rural Sri Lanka.” Injury prevention (2013): injuryprev-2012. abstract: In 15% to 20% of self-poisoning cases, the pesticides used are purchased from shops just … Continue Reading »

Diagnostic 20-min whole blood clotting test in Russell’s viper envenoming delays antivenom administration

Isbister, G. K., K. Maduwage, S. Shahmy, F. Mohamed, C. Abeysinghe, H. Karunathilake, C. A. Ariaratnam, and N. A. Buckley. “Diagnostic 20-min whole blood clotting test in Russell’s viper envenoming delays antivenom administration.” QJM 106, no. 10 (2013): 925-932. abstract: Background: The 20-min whole blood clotting test (WBCT20) is widely used for the identification of … Continue Reading »

Indirect causes of maternal death

Storm, Frederikke, Suneth Agampodi, Michael Eddleston, Jane Brandt Sørensen, Flemming Konradsen, and Thilde Rheinländer. “Indirect causes of maternal death.” The Lancet Global Health 10 (2013): e1001442. Comprehensive analyses of the causes of maternal mortality have been published by WHO and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.These analyses strikingly show the increasing importance of indirect … Continue Reading »